from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Napier, John. Laird of Merchiston. 1550-1617. Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms and introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers.
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- proper n. A Scottish occupational surname for someone who sold table linen, or was in charge of the linen of a great house.
- proper n. John Napier, Scottish mathematician etc
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. Any of several cities and towns, but especially Napier, New Zealand.
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- n. Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
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